Master KG sued over ‘Jerusalema’ copyright
19 November 2021 | Art and Entertainment
There has been continued drama around Master KG’s 2019 megahit ‘Jerusalema’ since collaborator Nomcebo Zikode claimed that she hadn't been paid the royalties due to her for her work on the song.
Now, according to entertainment commentator Phil Mphela, a fresh letter of demand over copyright ownership has allegedly been served to Master KG and his reps, by producer Charmza The DJ's lawyers.
Charmza The DJ claims the original melody of the composition, beats and the arrangement of the song and vocals were his.
The letter of demand alleges that, in August of 2019, Charmza The DJ was invited by Master KG to work with him and Zikode in studio, in Midrand.
It's during that studio session that Charmza's legal reps, Adams & Adams claim that he “originated, authored, composed and produced the original musical composition” that would go on to be released as ‘Jerusalema’.
The letter of demand goes on to cite the Copyright Act in their claim, that their client is entitled to obtain relief in the form of, among other things, damages.
At the time of writing, Master KG and his reps had not responded publicly to the letter of demand.